This really gets to the crux of the matter. Are we or are we not born gay, straight, or anything in between? (Sounds more like a spectrum disorder more heavily skewed by environmental factors than genetics, because after all, a preference for wearing dresses could hardly be attributed to genetics, and besides it hasn’t been proven and is simply a matter of science by consent (Much like global warming. But that is another discussion). Now being black is certainly genetics making it a crime of reason to treat someone with prejudice (Positively or Negatively) due to their skin shade (If you still do then you are an idiot with self esteem deficiencies in need of psychological review or at least a decent trip to the woodshed.) But more to the point, equating the LGBT struggle for acceptance for their behaviors and that of African Americans for acceptance of their humanity, is inane and worthy of derision and ridicule, and another trip to the woodshed.
February 20, 2015 at 3:38pm
What is vile is the belief that so many now possess that they are allowed to use their first amendment rights to say anything including threats (F the police counts as a threat because F is a verb) to police officers. Resisting arrest means a physical altercation is not only likely but necessary, and I do not believe any cop has the responsibility to figure out just what you are physically willing to do to them before they are allowed to respond in kind. When a cop says stop you had better dang well do it. If the cop is in the wrong file the complaint and pursue means to correct it after the fact. Handcuffs don’t hurt as bad as being an idiot.
December 13, 2014 at 7:18pm
A green light means “Go when safe.” The flashing lights on the squad car say, “it’s not safe.” For all the cop haters, can you possibly imagine this society without them.
LOL no it doesn't. That would be a YIELD sign if you have to yield to see if it's safe. In Minnesota there is actually question on the drivers exam worded "If you approach an intersection to take a left and the left turn arrow is green, do you have to check for pedestrians or other cars before proceeding?"
The correct answer is NO.
And turning right on a green you only have to watch for pedestrians that may have a walk signal.
 November 18, 2014 at 2:47pm
The same principle that drives addiction drives the repetition of any behavior. If we find something we have done to be rewarding we will likely do it again (thank you Dr. Skinner.) We have no problem with healthy addictions like exercise, hard work, or aggressive study habits, etc. We are appalled, however, when people engage in self destructive habits that are obviously counter productive such as drug use and abuse, sexual deviation, or hoarding.
Sex has a built in physiological reward mechanism, making it highly addictive, once the behavior is learned, no one wants to quit cold turkey. Once certain patterns of arousal are ingrained they do not easily go away. No one likes to feel responsible for their poor behaviors, it is infinitely easier to establish victimhood so as to relieve guilt, “I can’t help it.” “The devil made me do it.” or “I was born this way.” Besides, if we can establish that behavior choices are strictly genetic then we can group all deviant behavior into a subset of all that is considered “normal”, and claim that any prejudice against it is similar to that experienced by any other cultural minority for the color of their skin. And look! That is exactly what the Gay agenda is doing. Whether it is marriage equality or demographic representation in media, literature, or school texts, the argument is that the LGBT community needs to gain recognition as perfectly normal. Acceptance, if society will not freely grant it, must be legislated!
Please, explain "deviant sexual behavior" to me....
 November 9, 2014 at 6:16pm
You have been lied to by men centuries dead, who established the nature of the Christian God via political and philosophical means while creating a church that had to forbid the reading of scriptures by the people in order to maintain their “authority.” Please tell me you don’t vote with such a misguided base of information.
[-1] November 2, 2014 at 2:33am
Modern Christians who maintain a belief in a formless God with no body parts or passions discredits the entirety of scripture. (If Jesus is God, meaning all of God, and had a body of flesh and bone after his resurrection which he used to consume fish and honey, and he condescended to endure the process of death and resurrection, basically going through “all that trouble,” what kind of body does he have now, and what scripture gives this “enlightened” view of God today?) Do you even read the book you claim to be infallible? Its OK, there there now, don’t distress, we love you anyway, and one day, when the lies and deceit of the politics of religion through the centuries of a rudderless church have been eradicated by truth, we will be happy to welcome you home.
 October 30, 2014 at 5:00pm
If I were a member of an actual minority I would be offended by his linking a behavior pattern that he has practiced and grown accustomed to in his life to the color of my skin or the origin of my birth. Pure arrogance and conceit. I didn’t need to know him that well.
September 22, 2014 at 11:05pm
You can’t use a subjective opinion to bolster another. Heterosexuality is indeed a “choice” even if those who embrace that lifestyle have no idea when that choice was made. Stop asking if someone chose to be straight, the science is in, and much to their dismay, the answer is yes. Which is why it is ludicrous to impose the morality of the civil rights movement on to the plight of the LGBT community who in fact were not born to be gay. As a business owner I have every right to determine what services I will provide and to whom. If everyone is disgusted by my choices they will make a similar choice and refuse me the service of their personal funds. You might have to bake your own rainbow cake, and I may have to accept work at McDonald’s having lost my business to public opinion.
September 22, 2014 at 10:51pm
How do you know that your environment didn’t create a situation in which you were simply more likely to choose heterosexuality versus homosexuality. Your opinion on the matter is subjective and inadmissible.
 September 22, 2014 at 10:32pm
Please don’t elevate the cause of the LGBT community and their litany of behavioral choices to the status of discrimination due to skin color. Not the same, no matter the length, volume, or color of the temper tantrum they thrust on society.
My point is that we did have laws discriminating against blacks. If you believe that being gay is a choice, then I see your point.
If you believe it is a choice, at which point in your life did you choose your sexual orientation?
If you believe it is a choice, then could you in theory decide to be gay (I am assuming you are straight for some reason)?
I don't believe it is a choice for a most gay people, but it possibly is for some. So in a sense it could be considered a civil rights issue and thus the comparison to how black folks were treated.
I am not a lioberal by any means. I just like to see people treat each other with a little respect and dignity.
I would also say that there are people in the gay community that go way overboard throwing it in your face. There are people like that in every group...there are even christians who do such things.
No group of people on earth is devoid of its idiots and jerks, (from what I've seen)
I must say, there are a lot of christians I've read comments by that really need to work on that whole hate thing.
 September 22, 2014 at 10:29pm
This is exactly the consequence when potentially free people are duped into believing the Government should make everything fair. This isn’t a question of faith in God or an interpretation of the bible for business purposes, this is a question of faith in the free market. If my catering company refuses to help a gay couple celebrate their union, then they can blast their disapproval all over the place via social media. I then run the risk because of my convictions of offending potential customers that I would have otherwise been happy and grateful to serve but who have decided because of their convictions that they no longer desire the brand of service I have to offer. Problem solved, and the government never even received so much as a phone call. After all, wedding services hardly constitute a vital community resource.
I do support a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body, such as not having sex at all or using any number of birth control options with varying degrees of certitude, but once a new person is made, the body in question is no longer the woman’s, it is the unborn child’s. Sucks to be her. Sometimes poor decisions lead to consequences we do not cherish. But terminating life should never be an option, period. (Now if the fetus is threatening the mother’s life, that could be considered on a case by case basis)
September 22, 2014 at 9:55pm
Brilliantly put. Truth trumps stupidity yet again. Of course politicians refuse to believe they cannot have their cake and eat it to.
September 3, 2014 at 4:58pm
He is still operating in his career, and is reaching out to former clients from a period while he worked for someone else. Call me cynical, but there are issues with those financially compensated for their “Ministry.”
We are not to muzzle the ox that treads the grain. Not all in ministry are bi-vocational.
 August 20, 2014 at 7:22pm
Why would the paper be in troubled tweetland for printing the news and not ISIS for making it. This image kind of flies in the face of those who think Jihadist are just freedom fighters against an oppressive US Government. When Christians did not read the scriptures at all we got things like the Spanish Inquisition, Conquistadors, and Ethnic cleansing. As they were able to read their scriptures (Thank you printing press and the KJV from centuries ago, and even just recently for most Catholics, don’t forget) Christians by and large (loonies excepted) pursue peace. As Muslims in the Middle East (and even here) become more deeply entrenched in the practice of their religion we get stuff like this. For those that have read the Koran, is this to be expected?
 July 19, 2014 at 6:53pm
According to scripture, they were commanded to do that once, and they never have been again since, “steeped” is hardly an accurate term, and to be honest, if Karma is involved, they have paid enough already. The Jews want peace and to be left alone in their own state, a land that was deeded theirs before Mohammed was ever born, the Muslim nations that surround her have sworn an oath to “Allah” to destroy her and we bend over backwards to shake their left hands. Israel is the only model we can consciously support in the region, period. For us to step aside and allow the destruction of the only official state to ever have occupied its borders (No Muslim state ever existed there throughout history, Palestine was a term given the area, not an official state name.) would be the destruction of advanced civilization in the world, for if a nation is not permitted to live in peace when established by international law, then what country is allowed to live in peace. Oh yeah, Russia apparently doesn’t care much for the rule of anyone else’s law either, and now you can’t even feel safe in an unarmed plane 30,000 feet in the sky.
 June 19, 2014 at 5:58pm
I am reluctant to agree but feel I have to, because to put all of his accomplishments as Commander in Chief on paper you would either have to call him insipidly inept or you would have to admit he is being purposefully destructive. No country loving American is as stupid as Barack has appeared to be. If he is indeed smart that leaves only one conclusion, and devout Democrat probably doesn’t cover it.
June 11, 2014 at 10:29am
All those reasons for not liking Obama sound legitimate but let’s face it, at your heart you are just racist (heavy dose of sarcasm).
 June 11, 2014 at 10:26am
A candidate can be born abroad but only if both parents were citizens. Was Cruz’s dad a naturalized citizen at the time of his birth or later? Groan. It doesn’t matter, we don’t need another senator turned president, their only problem solution skills lie in creating new laws (some out of thin air as proved lately) we need a successful Governor who not only speaks right but has led right and the results prove it. Scott Walker 2016. (There is hope for Cruz’s ambition, Senator Vice-Presidents are certainly an option.)
We don't need a 1/2 Hispanic president. This country will be a Hispanic country in about a decade. What happened to that "melting pot" thing they used to teach us in school, or was it only the Europeans that had to blend in? Shees. I am tired of the social experiments, just get a hard ass in there who can fix our country. I haven't seen any yet that impress me.
 June 8, 2014 at 11:20am
Yet another example of Schools feeling the need to become the real parents in a child’s life. They can’t help themselves, they are too important to be censored, and too important to be tested. Teachers and their institutions have been elevated to “all knowing” status in their collective thinking. They have achieved a superiority complex rivaling the Presidents. People drunk with power won’t stop until their drug is taken away. Scary yet predictable behavior.
It's the destruction of America's institutions to instill mistrust and despair. Start with banking then the schools then basic & applied science then healthcare then religious and finally the military. Make the general public mistrust them and what's left? Hence the big push to mandate pre-school education (so they can start indoctrination earlier) and allow hospitals to take custody over patients (away from their parents) for "health" sake.
Just as God has a master plan for all of us so does the Devil. Fight evil where and when you can. Everyone pray that you do not fall to Satan in the battle between God and the evil one. Better to die for Christ than be a slave to Satan.